It’s the first tipsday of 2022! Posts generally decline over the holiday weeks, so it’s a bit of a slow start. Still, get your fill of informal writerly learnings, such as they are. We should be back on track next week.
Stephanie BwaBwa helps you set up your authorial calendar for success. Then, Olivia Fisher says, it’s time to be finished with your novel. Gabriela Pereira interviews Charlie Jane Anders about crafting a dynamic short story. Then, Disha Walia shares six psychologically-proven tricks to end procrastination. Finally, Heather Campbell shares five tips to build a consistent writing practice. DIY MFA
The best movies of 2021. Like Stories of Old
Kris Maze helps you build your author platform with these five social media trends for 2022. Then, all the regular contributors share their one word to guide their writing journeys in 2022. Writers in the Storm
Why Grey’s Anatomy’s Dr. McDreamy isn’t dreamy. The Take
Kristen Lamb offers a simple formula for the life you want.
Chuck Wendig offers his writer’s resolution for 2022: the necessary act of selfishly seeking joy. Terribleminds
Oren Ashkenazi analyzes five unnecessary world additions in popular stories. Mythcreants
A Tomorrow. Shane Koyczan
Jane Friedman provides this handy list of new publishers and agents in 2021. The Hot Sheet
Katy Waldman: what Lois Lowry remembers. The New Yorker
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you found something to support your current work in progress.
Until Thursday, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends.